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New Contest! The Riddle of the Ring

Hey folks, it’s time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize!

The idea for this contest came from Frans van der geest. Check out his website and blog for some great InDesign resources in Dutch. Thanks, Frans!

Here’s the scenario: 

With apologies to Tolkien fans, here’s a Riddle of the Ring that even Bilbo Baggins couldn’t solve (because as far as I know they didn’t have InDesign in Middle Earth).

You have a single page document. The only thing on that page is a single rectangular frame filled with Black and no stroke. In the center of the frame, appears a mysterious ring.

There are no linked or embedded graphics.

There is nothing pasted into the frame.

What is making this ring appear in the frame?

This month’s prize is 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2017.

The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct answers I receive before December 18, 2017

Enter now by emailing your solution to mike at

Note: Comments are closed on this post so no one gives away the answer. Good luck!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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